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Character of the Day: ? (zì)

Learn a character a day with Mandarin Blueprint right here at Shanghaiist! ?- zì- self, oneself, one’s own. This character is often thought of as a nose, which is what Chinese people point to when referring to “oneself”. Westerners tend to point at their chests, Chinese point at their nose. The meaning of nose is easy to remember, because the only difference between ? and ? (which means “eye”) is the little dot on top.
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